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How do you make change? What type of person or group makes change?

Fascinating study of human behavior and how small things can trigger an epidemic of change. Reads like an exciting novel. If you want to change the world for the better, this book gives you insight into what will work and what will backfire. It's all in knowing where to find The Tipping Point.

The Truth About Dogs : An Inquiry into the Ancestry, Social Conventions, Mental Habits, and Moral Fiber of Canis Familiaris

Scientist, author, and dog lover Stephen Budiansky draws on cutting-edge genetic research to reveal what really makes your dog tick, and why.

With originality and keen insight, Budianksy offers an unprecedented look into the evolution and psyche of man's best friend. In The Truth About Dogs, with new evidence from behavioral science, archeology, neuroscience--and the Dog Genome Project--he probes the unique relationship between Homo sapiens and Canis familiari. Neat book!

Cross-Examination: Science & Techniques by Larry S. Pozner and Roger Dodd.

"This is more than a book on cross, it's a book on how to build your case. You'll understand how cross examination dictates case themes, factual analysis and trial strategies." 

"Pozner and Dodd's book gave me tools that any attorney can use to successfully build my case and cross any witness." 

"Pozner and Dodd are great! They teach you how to turn 'their' evidence into 'your' evidence by using their testimony to prove your case. I urge the trial attorney to attend one of their day-long CLE seminars." (Pete Wright )

To order "Cross Examination: Science & Techniques,"click here.

Take Charge of Your Life! 

Wishcraft: How to Get What You Really Want

Is it time to make changes in your life? Do you want to turn dreams into reality? 

Learn to define goals, identify your strengths and skills, use your fears, turn your ideas into action. Wishcraft - How to Get What You Want.

An inspiring, practical book by 2 college students: Jonathon has dyslexia, David has ADHD. The book gives hope to parents and adolescents who are often demoralized by their public school experiences. Includes many practical strategies that students can use: notebook organization, note taking, test taking, cramming, reading, and more. More information about Learning Outside the Lines

This book is a wonderful antidote to despair. You learn to identify areas of your life that drain your energy and keep you from achieving your dreams. She details practical steps you can take to overcome these obstacles. She insists that YOU are the person best qualified to set your priorities and decide what you can live without. Isn't it time to Take Time for Your Life

Author Morgenstern spent years honing principles of organization into a simple, and universal system. Organizing from the inside out is about devising strategies based on each individual's psychological profile. In Organizing from the Inside Out, she teaches the basics - how to analyze, strategize, & attack-- then offers tips for organizing offices, kitchens, garages, and more. Reviews and info

Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength by Bill Phillips. It's time to take control of your life and your body! With Body for Life, you learn to devise measureable goals and objectives - what a concept! If you have Body for Life, you'll be prepared to take action. 

Harry Lorayne devised a system to strengthen poor memories - a system is based on visualization. His system works because most people who have poor memories learn and remember when things are presented visually. Here are three good books by Harry Lorayne. Try one - just one! 

The Memory Book by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas. 

How to Develop a Superpower Memory: More Money, Higher Grades, More Friends by Harry Lorayne. 

Harry Lorayne's Page-A-Minute Memory Book

Home & Garden 

The Best Recipe by Editors of Cook's.

365 Quick Tips by Editors of Cook's Illustrated Magazine. 

The Exotic Garden : Designing With Tropical Plants in Any Climate 

Great Guide to tropical plants with great advice. If you love tropical plants, but don't live in a tropical climate this is the book for you. In full-color with beautiful photos.

Annuals With Style : Design Ideas from Classic to Cutting Edge

Time Tested Plants: 30 Years in a 4 Season Garden by Pamela Harper

100 Greatest Garden Ideas : Tips, Techniques, and Projects for a Bountiful Garden by Jeff Cox. 

Seven Chances by Buster Keaton.

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht.

We hope you'll never need to build a fire without matches, perform a tracheotomy, or treat a bullet wound.  But as a veteran sailor, Pete says, "You never know" - you should prepare for the worst. Pete is a big fan of  "worst case scenario books" because they teach the importance of planning and preparation. More info about The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook.

Inspiring People 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Children with Special Needs

By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Heather McNamara

Raising a child with special needs is a lifelong commitment that is as unique as each person who embarks on it.

Written by a variety of authors who share in this distinctive relationship, Chicken Soup for the Soul Children with Special Needs offers a glimpse into the lives of others who are on a similar path.

When We Were Kings

Oscar-winning film about "Rumble in the Jungle" between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman

Who should you root for, draft-dodging, personable, funny Ali, aged, and past his prime? Or, talented, aloof, arrogant George Foreman? 
This film starts fast and never slows down. Last 20 minutes is incredible filmmaking. "This film is a must see for sport fans, cultural historians, and anybody who loves good movies." More info about When We Were Kings.

Ali's Greatest Fights. The beauty and grace of Ali speaks for itself. Perfection.

Jesse Ventura was a Navy SEAL and pro wrestler. As Jade's dad, he is also the father of a disabled child.

Governor Ventura of Minnesota may surprise you with his thoughtful approach to politics and responsibility. Pete says his book, I Ain't Got Time To Bleed, is a fascinating autobiography. 

It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life by Lance Armstrong. 
A great all-American story. A lanky kid from Plano, Texas, raised by a feisty, single parent who sacrifices for her son, becomes one of the country's greatest athletes, is nearly struck down by cancer, recovers, and wins the Tour de France. 

Super story about a hero who teaches many important lessons about life. More info & reviews about It's Not About the Bike

The Beatles Anthology has kaleidoscope eyes--and perceptive ones. Thousands of new photos, a pleasure to read, 

"... provides the frankest account yet of the band's rise to the top of the pop world in the 1960s." London Telegraph. Read more about Beatles Anthology.

"This is probably the most definitive and best- researched book on the topic of dyslexic cognition available . . . I found Tom West's accounts of notable dyslexics fascinating and invaluable. In the Mind's Eye is a masterful job of research and insight." 

The Pretenders: Gifted People Who Have Difficulty Learning by Barbara P. Guyer & Sally E. Shaywitz. 

"With insight, sensitivity, and the wisdom gathered through unusually thorough training and years of classroom experience, Dr. Guyer explains why some educational practices perpetuate the very problems they are intended to solve." More info and reviews about The Pretenders

Get Organized & Stay on Task 

Pete & Pam use Palms - can't live without them. We began with Palm IIIs. Pete now uses the Palm VII, Pam's Christmas present is a Palm IIIc with a great color screen.  Here are 3 cool Palms:

Palm m100

A great way to get organized. Versatile. Compact. The Palm m100 is similar to original Palm III but has a sleeker appearance.

I love my Palm IIIxe. It's the only thing that keeps me from buying a notebook. It does everything I need - I can keep up with E-mail with an optional modem, keep track of all appointments, all contacts -- and keep hundreds of memos neat and organized - and thousands of 3rd party software solutions. 

The Palm IIIxe is more than an organizer - it's a complete handheld computing platform.

Great fun! I've owned my color Palm for several months, and had intensive experience with several Palms. The Palm IIIc is the most fun Palm out there.

Having color is great! Screen brightness is fantastic. 8 megs of RAM gives you plenty of room for programs and data. I have over 100 programs and utilities loaded and still have about 1.2 megs left.

More info & reviews of the Palm IIIc.


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